Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Gent's Birthday.



I am trying to make a concerted effort to make a few more cards for the fellas than I have done previously.  This card was a little number that allowed me to stamp my own background which I love, love, love while giving a nod to my Steampunk predilections. (*whispers* I secretly suspect that I love stamping my own backgrounds so much because then I don't have to cut into all the groovy designer paper that I hoard so...Sshhh.) Plus, Tim Holtz does indeed make this rather easy to do with his fun (and often fabulously funky) take on crafting.  This birthday card used minimal supplies and was reasonably relaxing to do.  A bit of willy nilly stamping, some snipping and chomping, a touch of acrylic finger painting, a little lassoing and...Ta da!  Robert's your mothers brother.  


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7 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

You have to tell us how you stamped that background! Is that one stamp or a bunch of them? I love it. It looks so much like newsprint, but much more interesting. I love this for a masculine card. You were so smart to use the red with this one. It totally makes the card inmy opinion.

Margaret M said...

Jen Love your background stamping and the vintage look of your card! The red is just the right touch!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Your card is awesome - love it!
I just discovered TH stamps (I know - where have I been???) and I'm in love! His bg stamps are fantastic.
Love how masculine and vintagey (with that great pop of red) you made your card!

Elena said...

I hear you on that hoarded paper bit! ha ha. I often find myself stamping my own backgrounds - not sure if it's to support my hoarding tendencies or because I'm too lazy to get up and the stamps are right there... ha. Great card! Love those "fellas" on the front.

Gisèle said...

very cool... love the pops of red...and the top hats...your background is fab...

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Jen :-) I love the backgroiund you made ,,, very arty and the image and design are fab ,, I loved reading your write up too,, made me smile :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine said...

Ooh, bet you had fun making this card, Jen! I love looking at all the details/detailing you do!